A Raisin in the Sun at Indiana Repertory Theatre
Opening Friday night, the play follows the Younger family as they clash over plans for spending a life insurance check. As the black family moves into an all-white community in the late 1950s, tensions rise even more. This was the first Broadway play to be written by a black woman and the first with a black director. Tickets are $25 and up.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters
he world famous Harlem Globetrotters known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment will bring their 2018 World Tour to Indy to take on their long-time adversaries the Washington Generals.
The Globetrotters will face a revamped Washington Generals team which recently launched a more competitive profile, making an appearance in The Basketball Tournament over the summer. The tournament-tested team is looking to snap a 47-year losing streak against their world famous rivals during their 2018 tour.
With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Ace Jackson and Hoops Green – the Globetrotters’ show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Their game at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.
The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 91 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. The American Red Cross is the official charity of the Harlem Globetrotters. Sponsored by Entenmann’s Donuts ®, Ticket Galaxy and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter @Globies.
Tickets: $25 and up.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Free Events
Although the zoo is usually closed on Mondays in January, weather permitting, it will be our privilege to open our gates on this day to those with a generous heart–admission is free with a non-perishable food item for Gleaner’s Food Bank. You’ll not only enjoy a special visit to the zoo but also a special feeling of helping our community. Our hardier animals will be out to enjoy the day, including seals and sea lions, tigers, walrus, brown bears, and more. The zoo’s indoor exhibits will be open as well.
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, enjoy programs, service activities and free admission to the Indiana Experience at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on this day to serve their neighbors and communities. Join us on this National Day of Service to learn more about homelessness in our community, and lend a hand with our projects.
The Children’s Museum will offer a free admission day.
Celebrate the life, achievements, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a variety of activities:
- Enjoy special performances and activities celebrating Dr. King’s life and black history woven throughout five full floors of interactive galleries and exhibits at the world’s largest children’s museum.
- Griot Drum Ensemble Performances-Enjoy energetic and engaging percussion music as the Griot Drum Ensemble performs authentic traditional West African and Diaspora drumming.
- Figures of the Civil Rights Movement-Join storyteller Portia Jackson as she tells tales of courageous children in the Civil Rights Movement.
- Freetown Village Singing Troupe-Experience vibrant vocal performances from Freetown Village, a living history museum representing the men and women of the many African American communities throughout Indiana in the years following the end of the Civil War.
- Ruby’s Story-Escorted by federal marshals, Ruby Bridges walked through angry, threatening crowds to get to her first-grade classroom. Hear from some of the people that Ruby inspired as they tell her story in this live theatrical performance.
Join us for the day to honor King’s vision of what could be achieved through non-violent protests. In collaboration with Asante Children’s Theatre, there will be special performances of short plays highlighting African-American stories in Indiana’s history.
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